Turtle Slide™ Review

By , on October 25, 2011

Turtle Slide™
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3 out of 5


  • Amazing music.
  • Sarting a level with a chosen special power is a neat concept.


  • Double jump is a little iffy.
  • Lack of variety.


With its character designs, sound effects, and especially its music, Turtle Slide can't help but put a smile on your face, even if this is a game we've seen a thousand times before.

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Style versus substance. As reviewers and gamers, substance usually wins the battle. No matter how beautiful the graphics or amazing the sound, a shallow gameplay experience will wear out its welcome quickly. That's not to say these experiences are altogether bad, it's just you need to know what you're getting yourself into.

Turtle Slide is an endless runner, or an endless slider as would be the case in this instance. As a turtle on an ice world, you need to jump, collect coins, and dodge the incoming critters for as long as humanly possible. Tapping the screen jumps, holding the screen for longer extends the jump, and tapping again will double jump, though the double jump is more of a last hoorah and should not be leaned on as a worthwhile aid during gameplay. One neat addition is that after the first round, you have a couple options available to you upon starting a new game - slo-mo, and invincibility. These power-ups can be activated when your bar is full, and stop working when it drains. While this doesn't add much to the overall experience, it adds some more longevity to the game.

So by now you're thinking to yourself, “Well this sounds like heaps of endless runner games I’ve played before. Why should I bother”? That's where the whole style vs substance spiel at the start of the review comes in. Playing this game is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The art style is nothing special, but when a panda rolls by balancing on a circus ball, the charm will become apparent. Where the game really shines though is the music. It's a rather short loop, but it's catchy, joyous, layered, and makes the game just fun to play (even balanced out with the turtle's strange jumping grunts).It will be needed as aside from short bursts of amusement, there's really not much more on offer here.

And that's Turtle Slide. We've seen this game so many times before, but it goes to show that with some style and flair, a game such as this is worth both a look and a play.


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